Fostering Literacy

Two adults reading to two children at a library table
Fostering Literacy supports school-age children who struggle with reading. Children practice and grow their reading skills with a trained tutor in a one-on-one setting, with the emphasis on making reading fun.

Strong early reading skills are a predictor of future academic success.

Reading at grade level has been identified as a protective factor for vulnerable children.  Decoda’s Fostering Literacy program provides extra support for these children, particularly children in government care.

The program also provides training sessions for parents and caregivers, so they can learn tips and strategies to support their children’s learning at home.

Fostering Literacy welcomes both volunteer and youth tutors. For many of the youth tutors, it is their first employment experience and paid work.

Fostering Literacy programs are offered in 23 BC communities. Over 200 trained tutors support over 375 students annually.

Thank you to RBC Future Launch, private foundations and individual donors for their support for Fostering Literacy.


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For more information on Fostering Literacy contact Maureen Kehler at